Chocolate Éclairs with Vanilla Bean Crème Pâtissière

Forget the pastry shop!   Try this simple recipe for Chocolate Éclairs with Vanilla Bean Crème Pâtissière at home. Enjoy light, crispy choux puffs with oozing, velvety vanilla bean crème pâtissière topped with luscious chocolate ganache glaze.  ...more

Banana Cake with Mocha Frosting and Salted Candied Peanuts

David Lebovitz does it again with this wonderful recipe for extra special Banana Cake with Mocha Frosting and Salted Candied Peanuts.  The Banana cake is extra moist and layered with luscious chocolate ganache and also topped with the most amazing salty-sweet crunch.  ...more

Rolled Oats & Walnuts Bar

Today’s snack, rolled oats & walnuts bar. Original recipe was made by Japanese pastry artist, Takako Inada. I couldn’t find some ingredients for it in my kitchen, so I replaced with something I had. Very nice sweet taste from brown sugar and maple syrup. Pieces of walnuts added extra texture and flavor. Yum! ...more

Hi Karen,

Thank you! Yeah, they were easy to make. I used to buy those kind of sweets, but ...more

Bouchée with Chocolate Cream

This pastry, Bouchée, looks like cookies, but the texture is a lot softer and more fluffy. Today’s filling is caramel chocolate cream. This cream is not just sweet, it also has a bit of bitter taste from the caramel sauce. I just want to scoop the cream and eat it! Can I say more? Then I want to be covered with chocolate cream!! Wow, it’s so dangerous! About the Bouchée, the batter was a little bit more loose than I thought. I need to try again to make it right....more

Did I Find "The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie"?

Have you ever run a Google search for “The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie...more

FireCracker Jacks

Baseball season is nearing its end and I’ve had Cracker Jacks on the brain.  Fall also makes me crave those familiar foods served around Halloween – popcorn balls, caramel apples and candy corn.  ...more

Baileys® Chocolate Pots de Creme

Silky, creamy chocolate with a twist of Baileys®.  Baileys® Chocolate Pots de Creme is a quick and easy recipe brought to a new level with the addition of Baileys® Irish Cream, perfect for your next dinner party....more

Chocolate-Piped Peanut Butter Cookies

Martha Stewart's recipe for Chocolate-Piped Peanut Butter Cookies.  These cookies are thin and crispy and the combination of chocolate and peanut butter is the best!...more

Beer and Chocolate - A Winning Flavour Combination

Pure Indulgence - Chocolate Stout Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting - An extra moist chocolate cake with a salty-sweet topping....more

David Lebovitz's Racines Cake

I can't believe David Lebovitz's inspiration for the Racines Cake recipe came via a men's room bathroom wall in a Paris restaurant.  This is a creamy and delicious flourless chocolate cake that can be enjoyed as is or with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream or with a scoop of ice cream and chocolate sauce....more